List of kings of Jordan

The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is Jordan's head of state and monarch. He serves as the head of the Jordanian monarchy — the Hashemite dynasty. The king is addressed as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة).

King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Incumbent
Abdullah II
since 7 February 1999
Details
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentCrown Prince Hussein
First monarchAbdullah I
Formation25 May 1946
ResidenceRaghadan Palace, Al-Maquar, Amman
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Although Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, the king is vested with considerable executive and legislative powers. He is commander-in-chief of the Jordanian Armed Forces and appoints the prime minister and the directors of security agencies. He also appoints the members of the upper house, the Senate, as well as the members of the Constitutional Court.[1]

History

The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921. The sons of Hussein bin Ali, the Sharif of Mecca from 1908 until 1916, were set up as kings of Iraq and Jordan. In Jordan, Abdullah I was made Emir of Transjordan, a post he held from 11 April 1921 until Transjordan was granted independence on 25 May 1946 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Abdullah was crowned the country's first king. The country's name was shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 3 April 1949, after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

Succession

Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abdullah
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
1 April 192125 May 1946Previously King-designate of Iraq for a short period in 1920Hashemite

Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan/Jordan (1946–present)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abdullah I
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
25 May 194620 July 1951
(assassinated)
Proclaimed King of Palestine by the Jericho Conference in 1948Hashemite
Talal
  • طلال بن عبد الله
(1909-02-26)26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972(1972-07-07) (aged 63)20 July 195111 August 1952
(abdicated)
Son of Abdullah IHashemite
Hussein
  • الحسين بن طلال
(1935-11-14)14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999(1999-02-07) (aged 63)11 August 19527 February 1999Son of TalalHashemite
Abdullah II
  • عبد الله الثانى بن الحسين
(1962-01-30) 30 January 19627 February 1999IncumbentSon of HusseinHashemite

Timeline

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See also

References

  1. "Jordan". Freedom in the World. Freedom House. 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
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